Fed up with the homelessness crisis in California and lack of action from Schiff, celebrity addiction expert Dr. Drew Pinsky teased mounting a bid against the Congressional seat of current House Intel Chair Adam Schiff.
Pinsky told TheHill
“I was watching all the impeachment proceedings and I was going, ‘oh my God, our Congress is tied up and we’re dying out here in California. What are these people doing?’ ”
Pinsky, 61, says he soon realized he’s lived for 20 years in Pasadena, in House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) district.
“I thought, ‘oh my God, I have to run for that office at least just to get him to start participating in the governance of this region.’ ”
The celebrity doctor says right now he’s only “ruminating” about a potential run, and he might end up taking the plunge in a few years.
Fox News reports addiction expert and reality show star Dr. Drew Pinsky is reportedly mulling a congressional run and is considering mounting a bid against his current congressman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
Pinsky, who has been an outspoken commentator on homelessness and the opioid crisis, told The Hill that seeing the impeachment hearings on television increased his desire to get involved in the political process.
“I was watching all the impeachment proceedings and I was going, ‘Oh my God, our Congress is tied up and we’re dying out here in California. What are these people doing?’ ”
Pinsky, 61, lamented the lack of action from Schiff, specifically with regard to the issue of homelessness in the state of California.
“I wake up every day and drive through this town and I am morally moved where I feel like I have to do something,” he said. “We have people literally dying in our streets.”
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” in October of last year, Pinsky said the homelessness crisis is not limited to just housing issues and has more to do with drug use and mental health issues.
“The ideology is — this is a housing crisis. Period. End of story. It’s income inequality. [But] it’s not. It is a mental health crisis,” he said
“If you don’t wake up from that theological fog, more people are going to die. Three people die on the streets every day in Los Angeles county. Three every day, and people who get in the way of treating those people are murderers. They are, and I’m sick of it.”
The celebrity doctor claimed to be a moderate when it comes to his political stances and said he would likely run in the Democratic primary for the 28th District if he decided to throw his hat in the ring.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com